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UConn Health's hospital tower that opened in 2016.
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UConn Health plans to shut down its fire department and paramedic services due to financial pressures.

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School districts in Albany and Rochester are getting financial help to reach young people who are neither working nor in school.

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The National Rifle Association is taking aim at Democratic Attorney General Maura Healey's enforcement notice clarifying what constitutes a "copy" or "duplicate" weapon under the state's assault weapons ban.

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Legal pot is back on the table in Vermont.

After a legalization bill that would have created a structure similar to Colorado's system failed last year, a new bill would legalize up to 1 ounce of marijuana and allow Vermonters to grow several plants for personal use.

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer John Mellencamp is among several new performers who have been added to Tanglewood's popular artist series this summer.

A well-known western Massachusetts blogger has been killed in a head-on crash.

The Republican reports that the Northwestern District Attorney's Office confirmed Saturday that Larry Kelley, 62, was killed on Route 9 in Belchertown at about 2:45 p.m. Friday.

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Whether or not Connecticut can attract another professional hockey team to its capital city, Governor Dannel Malloy says the XL Center still needs to be either overhauled or closed.

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A state report estimates that opioid-related overdose deaths in Massachusetts rose for a sixth consecutive year and that fentanyl is playing a role in as many as three-quarters of the fatalities.

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The parents of two special needs children left unattended on a school bus in North Adams, Massachusetts last year have sued the city's schools and Mayor Richard Alcombright.

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The new secretary of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources is hosting forums around the state in February and March to hear about Vermonters' experiences interacting with the agency.

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Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino has visited Muslims in Yonkers and told them "You are welcome here."

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says his new budget proposal would significantly change the state's formula for funding local education to allow more aid to get to the neediest communities.

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Connecticut and Hartford leaders say they're concerned healthcare insurance giant Aetna might downsize or relocate its corporate headquarters from Hartford to Boston.

A federal appeals court has denied the Justice Department's request for an immediate reinstatement of President Donald Trump's ban on accepting certain travelers and all refugees.

Connecticut State Police are warning against drunken driving and betting in bars this Super Bowl Sunday.

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Protesters in Connecticut temporarily shut down a highway, delaying an ambulance that was on the road and forcing workers to perform an emergency medical procedure on a patient.

An administration official says President Donald Trump's nominee for Army secretary, Vincent Viola, has withdrawn his name from consideration.

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The executive director of the Connecticut Democratic Party says federal officials have ended a criminal investigation into fundraising for Governor Dannel Malloy's 2014 re-election campaign.

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Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is planning to join a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's travel ban.

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The State University of New York is advising students and faculty to put off making trips to any of the seven Muslim-majority nations included in President Trump's travel ban for immigrants from those countries.

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An official with the federal Environmental Protection Agency says a PCB investigation along the Hudson River shoreline in New York is continuing despite a freeze on EPA contracts.

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Statewide testing for lead in drinking water at schools in New York has found 14 percent of outlets sampled in nearly 3,000 schools outside New York City had unsafe levels of the toxic metal.

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A Massachusetts judge has set a trial date for a mother accused of helping dispose of her 2-year-old daughter's body after her boyfriend allegedly killed the girl.

Police are searching for a suspect in a fatal shooting in Montpelier.

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Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy says President Donald Trump's inaugural speech was designed for his supporters, not the entire country.

A new facility aimed at helping those dealing with substance abuse is opening in Northampton.

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Republican state lawmakers will have newfound power in the Connecticut General Assembly this session.

A truck rammed into a group of Israeli soldiers who were disembarking from a bus in Jerusalem on Sunday, killing four people and wounding 15 others, Israeli police and rescue services said.

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Police say a man who escaped from a Rhode Island detention center on New Year's Eve tried to rob a bank in Massachusetts right before he was captured.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing to offer free tuition at New York public colleges to eligible residents.

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